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Mission Statement

We’re proud to welcome sanctuary seekers and refugees to our city and district and offer them every opportunity to share in and contribute to the life of our communities.


  • To promote and encourage the inclusion of refugees and sanctuary seekers across the Wakefield District.
  • To inspire people to make Wakefield City and District a place of welcome, friendship and sanctuary
  • To encourage and support local communities, voluntary groups and faith communities and organisations to welcome and assist sanctuary seekers and refugees.
  • To publicise and celebrate the contribution that sanctuary seekers and refuges make to their local communities, our society and culture.
  • To challenge hostilities and discrimination levelled against sanctuary seekers and refugees.